Mammograms are performed to screen healthy women for signs of breast cancer and to evaluate women who may have symptoms, including lumps, breast pain, dimpling of the skin on the breast, nipple discharge or nipple retraction. Combining a yearly mammogram, monthly breast self-examinations and a yearly clinical breast exam provides women age 40 and over with the best means of early detection of breast abnormalities. When problems are detected early, women have the most hope of controlling or curing a problem.
Women who experience an abnormal finding during a screening mammogram or who identify an issue with their breast(s) are referred for a diagnostic evaluation. Heritage Valley’s BreastCare Patient Advocate coordinates any additional imaging that is necessary.
All of our mammography locations offer Self-Requesting Mammograms, which means that a patient may schedule herself for a screening mammogram without a written order from a physician.
On Mondays in the Robinson Township and Ellwood City Medical Neighborhoods, women may walk in and request a screening mammogram. No appointment needed! Simply bring your prescription from your physician.
In addition to the Women’s Health Center locations in Center and Robinson Townships, both screening and diagnostic mammography services are offered at the following convenient locations:
- Heritage Valley Edgeworth Medical Neighborhood
- Heritage Valley Kennedy Hospital
Additional screening sites, located in our Medical Neighborhoods, include:
- Heritage Valley Calcutta
- Heritage Valley Center
- Heritage Valley Chippewa
- Heritage Valley Ellwood City
You can schedule your screening mammogram online using Heritage Valley’s My Care Link. Simply download the Heritage Valley Health System app (iHVHS/aHVHS); create a My Care Link account; click on the Mammography Exam icon and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment at one of our screening locations. To schedule online, please click here to access or create your My Care Link account.
You may also call 1-866-901-MAMO (6266) to schedule a mammogram at any of our locations. Please note that diagnostic mammogram appointments must be made by dialing this number.
For more information, please call the Women’s Health Center at 724-773-4720.
Remember – a mammogram may save your life!